iranian lives: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blamed regional countries and their U.S. masters for funding and arming the separatists, issuing a stark warning as regional tensions remain high in the wake of the U.S. withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal, according to Vancouver Courier. Iran will respond swiftly and decisively in defence of Iranian lives, Zarif wrote on Twitter. Women and children scattered along with once-marching Revolutionary Guard soldiers as heavy gunfire rang out at the parade in Ahvaz, the chaos captured live on state television.article continues below Trending Stories Throwback video shows how Vancouver changed from the 1930s to the 1990sThe best pumpkin patches to visit in the Lower Mainland Here's why Vancourier was judged Canada's best community newspaper website It's raining dead birds in Metro Vancouver The region's Arab separatists, once only known for nighttime attacks on unguarded oil pipelines, claimed responsibility for the brazen assault. The attack came as rows of Revolutionary Guardsmen marched down Ahvaz's Quds, or Jerusalem, Boulevard. Journalists and onlookers turned to look toward the first shots, then the rows of marchers broke as soldiers and civilians sought cover under sustained gunfire. It was one of many around the country marking the start of Iran's long 1980s war with Iraq, commemorations known as the Sacred Defence Week. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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